Essential for the estimated 62 million Americans who watch and feed birds in their backyardsfrom the experts at National Geographic and co-author of the popular and perennial best seller Field Guide to the Birds of North America.
No matter where you livein the country, city, a high-rise or housethis handy guide will quench your curiosity about the feathered creatures in your midst. It features 150 of the most common and interesting birds likely to be observed at backyard feeders, nesting nearby or just migrating through. An indispensable visual index of all 150 species appears on the inside front and back laminated covers, making identification a snap.
Beginning with Backyard Basics, an easy-to-follow, richly illustrated presentation on observing and identifying birdswith tips on attracting and feeding your favorite birds, birdhouses, and bird-friendly landscapes to entice nestingthe book is full of National Geographics iconic field guide images and maps.
Core species on everyones listsuch as robins, woodpeckers, bluebirds and chickadeesare featured in two-page spreads including practical tips with additional imagery. Sidebars captivate with interesting and little known facts.
Backyard Guide to Birds is linked to even more content, including audio of each of the books 150 birds songs and calls at nationalgeographic.com/birding.
Jonathan Alderfer is a nationally known bird artist and author who has worked on a number of National Geographic's birding books. His previous titles for National Geographic include Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America, Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America, Illustrated Birds, Birding Essentials, and Complete Birds of North America.
Jon L. Dunn and Louise Zemaitis, authors and experts on bird feeding, landscaping for birds, butterflies, and birding for children, will contribute to the book.
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